Before coming to Tufts, McKenzie Welter played on a quidditch team that her friend started in high-school. While this team played mostly for fun and there was little strategy involved, McKenzie enjoyed beating people and decided to try out for the Tufflepuffs this past fall. McKenzie's favorite part of the game is seeker beating. She says that the rush she gets when the seeker is about to catch the snitch and you beat them, throwing them off their game, is absolutely incredible and indescribable.
One of McKenzie's favorite pastimes is hiking and spending time outdoors. McKenzie was recently trained as a caretaker for the Tufts Mountain Club. This role requires her to facilitate people's stay at the Tufts lodge in New Hampshire; which entails cleaning, keeping the community enjoyable, and being prepared in case of an emergency. This position is very important to McKenzie because she believes the values of TMC embody how she feels about the outdoors. McKenzie's favorite part of the lodge is the atmosphere it produces - it's incredibly chill and promotes acceptance regardless of who you are. There, you don't have to worry about people judging you, and you get to know other people very well. This attitude is the epitome of McKenzie, who is known on the Tufts Quidditch team as an outgoing, laid-back and positive person.
McKenzie is very excited to participate in her first World Cup this April. She is looking forward to seeing how other regions play, especially the teams from Texas who she's heard so much about over the past year!
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.